Peter Johnson, Realtor

Century 21 Realty Partners

9385 Hickory Hills Dr
Montgomery, TX 77316


Cell: 936-524-4397   
Phone: 936-524-4397 
Fax: 832-934-2292

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February 2017

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Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (January)

5.69 millions units*

Existing home median price (January)

$228,900

Housing Starts (January)

1.246 millions units*

New home sales (December)

0.536 millions units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Home ownership

3rd Quarter 2016

+63.5%

3rd Quarter 2015

+63.8%

The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2015 (63.8 percent) or the rate in the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent).

New home sales

Jan 2017

+3.7%

Dec 2016

-10.4%

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.7 percent (±18.5 percent)* above the revised December rate of 535,000 and is 5.5 percent (±25.4 percent)* above the January 2016 estimate of 526,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Peter Johnson, Century 21 Realty Partners

Montgomery County Single Family Home Sales rose in Sep 017 with 888 Homes Sold VS 806 in Aug 017 or (+9.2%). Average single family home prices fell (-6.4%) or $302,057 in Sep 017 VS $321,859 in Aug 017. Inventories (listings) steady in Sep 017 VS Aug 017. Rentals were up (see link) Read more

The Houston single family Housing and Rental Market rebounded nicely in Sep. 017 after Aug losses due to hurricane Harvey. The year 2017 continues to outpace 2016's record performing year. (see Link). New Jobs are credited for this upswing Read more

Houston Single Family home sales gained (+15%) in Sept 017 with 6,913 sold vs 5917 sold in Aug 017. Average home prices fell (1.6%) in Sept 017 to $291,767 VS $296,418 Aug 017. Rentals and listings (inventory) was positive in Sept 017. The average monthly rental rates rose to $1,886 in Sep. +(1.5%) Read more

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